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Top Traders Unplugged is created for you, the investor, trader or research analyst. If you are looking to take your manager due diligence or investment career to the next level, Niels Kaastrup-Larsen delivers the information you just don’t want to miss. Just like the Market Wizard books brought some of the greatest traders to light in the 80's, Top Traders Unplugged brings to you engaging conversations with today's legends like Winton Capital's David Harding, Turtle Mentor Richard Dennis, Jerry Parker, Bill Dunn's protege Marty Bergin, Carrie Lo of CalSTRS, Marty Lueck of Aspect Capital, Meb Faber, Prof. Andrew Lo and many more. Learn from their experiences, their successes, and their failures. Hear their views on investing, portfolio construction, risk management, research, how to handle the emotional roller coaster and what it takes to become successful and a market wizard.

Top Traders Unplugged Niels Kaastrup-Larsen

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Top Traders Unplugged is created for you, the investor, trader or research analyst. If you are looking to take your manager due diligence or investment career to the next level, Niels Kaastrup-Larsen delivers the information you just don’t want to miss. Just like the Market Wizard books brought some of the greatest traders to light in the 80's, Top Traders Unplugged brings to you engaging conversations with today's legends like Winton Capital's David Harding, Turtle Mentor Richard Dennis, Jerry Parker, Bill Dunn's protege Marty Bergin, Carrie Lo of CalSTRS, Marty Lueck of Aspect Capital, Meb Faber, Prof. Andrew Lo and many more. Learn from their experiences, their successes, and their failures. Hear their views on investing, portfolio construction, risk management, research, how to handle the emotional roller coaster and what it takes to become successful and a market wizard.

    Embracing Volatility

    Embracing Volatility

    Bill Dreiss discusses embracing the uncontrollable nature of Volatility, and explains some of the dangers of what he calls ‘warehousing risk.’

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    Trending vs Mean Reverting – What Should You Trade?

    Trending vs Mean Reverting – What Should You Trade?

    Discussion on some of the reasons why Trend Following works, but why paradoxically, investors are lured toward mean-reversion.

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    Thoughts On Risk Management and Leverage

    Thoughts On Risk Management and Leverage

    Bill Dreiss shares some of his thoughts on Risk Management and Leverage.

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    Insights To A Unique System Design

    Insights To A Unique System Design

    Bill Dreiss takes us under the hood of his system, and explains why it’s so unique.

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    82 The Systematic Investor Series ft Harold de Boer – April 5th, 2020

    82 The Systematic Investor Series ft Harold de Boer – April 5th, 2020

    Special guest, Harold de Boer of Transtrend, joins us on the show today to discuss why the recent returns disparity among CTAs might be good for the industry, the benefits of investing in more than one Trend Following fund, if the term ‘machine learning’ should be considered as a marketing ploy, what makes a strategy robust, why unsupervised ‘black box’ strategies may be riskier than more traditional strategies, how much the markets have changed over time, some thoughts on volatility targeting, and how CTAs can differentiate themselves in the eyes of investors.

    If you would like to leave us a voicemail to play on the show, you can do so here.

    Learn more about the Trend Barometer here.

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    And you can get a free copy of my latest book "The Many Flavors of Trend Following" here.

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    Episode Summary

    0:00 - Intro

    1:18 - Macro recap from Niels

    3:14 - Weekly review of returns

    6:56 - Niels: What do you make of the huge returns dispersion of CTAs during the recent market crash?

    14:14 - Niels: What causes managers to have similar results?

    16:42 - Moritz: Is the adoption of Machine Learning & AI more than just a marketing ploy?

    25:58 - Niels: How CTAs differentiate themselves from eachother, in the eyes of investors?

    28:57 - Niel: Why are investors usually least invested in Trend Following strategies around the time when they need it most?

    30:00 - Moritz: What is the Transtrend story?

    33:14 - Moritz: How do you use synthetic markets?

    35:08 - Niels; Why have you decided to lower the amount of markets you trade?

    38:36 - Niels; How do you avoid taking on too much counter party risk?

    45:49 - Moritz: How do you approach market correlations?

    49:53 - Moritz: As a liquidity provider, what happens when orders aren’t filled?

    52:55 - Moritz: Do you have any concerns, as a liquidity provider?

    55:43 - Niels: Who do you think market regulators need to take a look at?

    59:01 - Moritz: Would you like it if markets were only open for a short amount of time per day?

    1:02:26 - Moritz: Do you believe that trading commodities hurt thier producers in any way?

    1:12:06 - Niels: Have markets changed?

    1:13:36 - Niels: How do CTAs avoid client redemptions during a crisis, purely because they’re the only liquids funds left?

    1:16:25 - Niels: What do you think is important when it comes to robustness?

    1:18:56 - Moritz: What’s your view on volatility targeting?

    1:22:18 - Niels: What are your thoughts on the belief that Trend Following is overcrowded?

    1:24:56 - Performance recap

     

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    Why Trend Following (Still) Works

    Why Trend Following (Still) Works

    We explain why Trend Following will continue to perform over time.

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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
196 Ratings

196 Ratings

Joe 156791 ,

Excellent content

Really enjoy the podcast and the mix of full length and short episodes. Thank you!

Doncheech ,

Quiet

Why is everyone whispering?

Flotella ,

Fantastic Podcast

I look forward to this podcast every week.

An in depth discussion of the core tenets of trend following provides not only a wealth of information but also serves as a weekly reminder of why we invest the way we do.

The interviews of trend following traders as done by Niels, Moritz and Jerry are nuanced and go far beyond the basics discussed on other podcasts. Look forward to many more future episodes!

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